Vivo X70 Pro+ 5G Review, what’s new?
Have your heard or seen the latest Vivo X70 Pro+ Android smartphone? The answer is no or maybe yes. The new X70 Pro + is the newest flagship from Vivo mobile packed with unique features and functionalities. Without any hesitations, we will check the new smartphone’s features, design, and finally, the price.
A few months have passed since the X60 Pro+ was announced, but Vivo X70 Pro+ is here with new features, and design, though a quick look at the camera’s specifications reveals no advancements despite the otherwise fantastic quad-camera setup on the rear. As a result, while photography is a high focus for this device, as seen by the numerous cameras and Zeiss branding dotting the interior, the improvements must be found somewhere else.
The new LTPO AMOLED screen has an adaptive refresh rate (up to 120Hz) and a more excellent maximum brightness, and it is now QHD. The diagonal has increased modestly to 6.78 inches.
Stereo speakers, which most users never expected to see on a Vivo flagship, are now available on the new X70 Pro+. Its dust and water resistance have been upgraded to IP68, the first time a Vivo has achieved this level of protection.
When it’s time to buy a new phone, it makes sense to go from the SD888 to the SD888+ since the storage capacity is doubled to 256GB (with an optional boost to 512GB). Wireless charging is a welcome improvement.
Concept, Build quality, and usability
First and foremost, the X70 Pro+ no longer resembles the X60 Pro+ in size: it’s much more prominent. The new model’s larger screen and battery capacity have elevated it to the status of a “mainstream” flagship, moving it from the perceived “small” category it previously occupied.
The split is arbitrary even though the new model is less than 2mm wider and 0.2mm taller. However, the X60 Pro+ was already relatively small, and the ratio of cameras to size gave the impression that it was more pocket-friendly. However, while the X70 Pro+ is a full-sized device, if you choose portability over the additional features offered by the plus model, there is the X70 Pro non-plus.
There are quite a few of them. For starters, the X70 Pro+ now has an IP68 designation, meaning it can withstand water immersion up to 1.5m deep for 30 minutes. The first time such a feature is seen on a Vivo, let alone a high-end one, it’s a welcome development.
Quad-camera setups are unavoidably ostentatious; Vivo has accepted this fact by housing the cameras in a mirror-like squarish box that takes up the majority of your phone’s upper half. This square is what you see when you open your phone’s retail box.
In the center of the black mirror and the highlighted Pro+ logo, there is a vivo and a Zeiss badge. The camera island features a red T* with a blue Zeiss logo.
Lastly, Zeiss’s reference on a satin-finished vertical strip to the right of the camera cluster is listed first when looking at all of the lens attributes of the four different modules.
X70 Pro+ glass-backed black version measures 164.5×75.2×8.9mm and weighs 213g. Compared to the OnePlus 9 Pro, although it’s not as hefty as the Galaxy S21 Ultra or the Mi 11 Ultra. However, it’s still a full-sized flagship phone, and it does not attempt to be considered a tiny model. It’s a reasonable size as long as you don’t expect a follow-up to the X60 Pro+ and compare it to other high-end phones.
It’s hard to see that the 6.78-inch OLED screen is harmed by the little hole cut out for the front-facing camera. The thin bezels and curved edges give the phone a luxurious appearance. The panel behind the (unnamed, huh) glass is also excellent, but we’ll talk about it in more detail on the following page.
Vivo X70 Pro+ Specificcations
|Dimension||164.5 x 75.2 x 8.9 mm (6.48 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||209 g / 213 g (7.37 oz)|
|Resolution||1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio|
|Sensor||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum|
|Type||LTPO AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 500 nits (typ), 1000 nits (HBM), 1500 nits (peak)|
|Size||6.78 inches, 111.4 cm2 (~90.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Material||Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame|
|Screen Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio|
|OS||Android 11, Funtouch OS 12 (International), OriginOS 1.0 (China)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888+ 5G (5 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680|
|Primary||– Quad 50 MP, f/1.6, (wide), 1/1.31″, 1.2µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS|
– 8 MP, f/3.4, 125mm (periscope telephoto), 1/4.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
– 12 MP, f/1.6, 50mm (telephoto), 1/2.93″, 1.22µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
– 48 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 114˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, AF, gimbal OIS
|Features||Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, Pixel Shift, dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama|
|Selfie||32 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm|
|Capacity||4500 mAh, non-removable|
|Type||Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)|
|Fast Charging||– Fast charging 55W|
– Fast wireless charging 50W
– Reverse wireless charging
– Reverse charging
|Network Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE, 5G|
|Bluetooth||5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive|
|USB||USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go|
|Speaker & Audio Jack||3.5mm|
|Navigations||Yes, with A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Colors||Black, Blue, Orange|
|Price||From $900 | 400K plus in Nigeria|